Sunday, June 7, 2015

LOCAL CONCERT ALERT (Out Of The Ruins), Recent Event Coverage, And New Videos!!

Before we get into this post, I wanted to apologize for some missed concerts this past weekend, as two local classic/hard rock bands played shows that went unannounced on band pages: Lucky 13 on Friday and yesterday at The Rednecks Saloon, and Mourning Wood at Reggie's Place yesterday following their set at Friday's Reggie's 25th anniversary street party. Both only received personal Facebook page plugs late last night, too late for us to cover them in a SMS post. Apologies again for missing these, we would have plugged them had either band mentioned them in advance!

Now, today's post features new video postings, recent concert coverage in news media, and leading off, here's a LOCAL CONCERT ALERT, as a new metal concert will be hitting The Rednecks Saloon on Saturday, July 11th, which will be headlined by Toronto metalcore quintet Out Of The Ruins! A multi-gender band featuring intense yet melodic originals, Out Of The Ruins' extreme metal attack should find a quality audience next month, and it's great to see them get a local booking during their Move It Or Lose It tour! A co-headlining band at 11:30 PM is to be announced (no word yet on if they'll be local or another touring band), but local death metal veterans The Bear Hunters and alternative hard rock quartet Haggith will open the event, and they'll add their own spin to the proceedings as the night kicks off! This show will uniquely be a co-presentation from both Bear Hunters guitarist Mitch Sirie and Haggith's label PaperClip Productions, though no word on if they'll collaborate on promoting other shows together.

This 19+ concert will begin at 9:30 PM, and admission will be $5 via advance ticket sales (details forthcoming) or $7 at the door. For more details on this intriguing concert next month, visit the official Facebook event page, and stay tuned for updates as they roll in!

Next up, here's some fallout from a pair of weekend concert events! We'll start with the Reggie's Place 25th anniversary street party (which featured Mourning Wood, apologies again for missing their Saturday gig there), which was covered in both this SooToday article and this Sault Online article yesterday. The former is mostly reflective of Reggie's contributions and impact in the past 25 years, while the latter is photo and video heavy, though neither touched on Mourning Wood's set. Reggie's Place largely doesn't cross into our coverage range, but Reggie has sure done a great job with it, and you know it's a big deal when Mayor Christian Provenzano came out! I just hope there's more outdoor street parties like this to come. The other coverage comes from SooToday's Donna Hopper's article on the Lopstock II "bohemian conclave" at LopLops Lounge from yesterday, so what should you know from that event?

The article features remarks from promoter/Gnaeus drummer Brendan Garlick (who promoted last year's as well), where he explained the genesis of the event and his hopes for it. Donna could only stay for the first three bands, so her photos (all in colour) include 6 of Id Iota's set and 8 each from Caroline Divine and indie rockers Aldous. It's disappointing that more bands weren't captured, but three new and rising bands got a nice glimpse via Donna's excellent photos, so check everything out on these events above!

We'll close today with new videos, including two from local alternative hard rock trio The Pixo Control's YouTube Channel! Both uploaded on Thursday, these both come from their show last week at The New American Pub when they opened for Edmonton's The Archaics. One video is of 15 minutes of their set from an excellent quality camera, and though the editing is sometimes very obvious, the guys sound good, and this has to be the best visual looks I've ever seen from inside The New A on video. Whoever filmed this was well travelled, be they far away or behind the band! Embedded below though is the band's second "vlog", which details assorted goings on before, during, and after the show, alongside clips of their own set. Now featuring on-screen text to credit artists, what can you see in The Pixo Control's second vlog?

The video features remarks and setup from the band, plus cameos by members of The Danger Cats, Gnaeus, and Bad Back, closed captioning for some on-stage banter, and some post-show harmonizing, but the vlog oddly ends with over 20 seconds of no audio or video. It'd be nice to have seen some performance footage of other bands that night, but this is another fun vlog from The Pixo Control, and it's nice to see the production values and post-effects getting better! Check it out below, and more above!

Finally, here's a short new jam session video from local goregrind solo project Crucify The Whore! Uploaded to label Blood Shed Productions' Facebook page yesterday, this is of singer/guitarist Tyler Gibson jamming an original, as filmed on a cell phone camera, though the tight and vertical angle is a little too close. Solid aggressive sound though, so give this new C.T.W. video a look below, and keep an eye out for a cameo by Rotopsy's Dylan Taylor!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for much more as the week rolls along! Thanks everyone!

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